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released on bond. rupert murdoch's protege and former secretary was arrested by scotland yard in the ever growing corruption scandal. brooks was in charge of the tabloid news of the world when reporters alleged lid hacked phone messages and bribed police for tips on celebrities, politicians, even crime and terrorism victims. her release comes following the resignation of the head the scotland yard today. >> ed as commission a carry the ultimate responsibility for the position we find ourselves in. with hindsight, i wish we had judged matters involved in this affair differently. i didn't and that is it. >>. >> at brupt resignation of the head of the scotland yard caught many by surprise. sir paul stephanson felt the scandal would distract from police efforts to prepare for next year's summer olympics in london. >>> the health of egypt's ousted president is causing concern in the middle east after hosni mubarak received a stroke and quickly said the exiled leader suffered dizziness, but is in stable condition. mubarak is to face trial in two weeks on charges that he ordered the killing of
in scotland with all the pomp, circumstance and ceremony as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. today sunday, july 31, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we're just 48 hours from the point where the nation is unable to pay all of its bills and risk default but this morning some signs of progress. >> we have details of a possible detail coming out last night when harry reid said the two senates were trying to nail down loose ends and complete an agreement. >> we should stress, there is no deal quite yet. the situation is still quite fragile, but both sides are hoping to end this bittal debt limit showdown before the august tuesday.ine oncc1: >> the senate delayed its critical vote until 1:00 p.m. today amid growing indications that this compromise could be in the works that would avert a federal default tuesday. we have the story covered from capitol hill to the white house. we begin this morning with nbc's luke r
with the prime minister months before being hauled off to scotland yards. >>> i've got the weather details coming up. not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.com. it's a great place to see all the listings in thousands of cities and towns. with lots of houses to chose from and down-to-earth prices the dream of owning a home seems more attainable than ever. find out what an experienced re/max agent can do for you. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. acquitted of killing her young she's out of jail, but casey anthony still has to watch her back. the woman acquitted of killing her young daughter was released this morn and faced an ugly crowd in her first moments of freedom. she's received dozens of death threats. casey anthony walked confidently into her life of freedom with a quiet thank you to a guard, it took her less than 15 seconds to walk out the front door of the orange county jail. an angry crowd chanted outside. anthony enters a world where many are still angry, a jury acquitted the 25-year-o
schedule. scotland yard lost its chief hours later. >> british police want rebekah brooks what she knows surrounding the empire. she was arrested when she went to the police station for a planned appointment. she was scheduled to appear before parliament on tuesday. some question the timing of the arrest. >> i really do feel that -- >> another unexpected twist came hours after her arrest. london chief of police resigned over questions on how the department has investigated the case and his links to a key figure in the scandal. a former news of the world executive editor. >> i, and the people who know me, know that my integrity is completely intact. >> the scandal includes police bribes and has beening voice mails of celebrities, murder victims and -- >> there are questions about whether the foreign corrupt practices act has been violated by rupert murdoch and his news empire and what's going on in england is startling, the extent they went to the break the law to try to report a story. >> a direct apology from rupert murdoch, it read we are sorry. >> >>> well, enough of the cool temperat
together to the united states, and it's brought out royal watchers from as far away as scotland. >> we adore them and we just happened to be here at the right time. >> we watched the royal wedding and then we started planning, because we heard they were coming here. >> reporter: southern california is the couple's only stop during their three-day u.s. visit, though elton john and david and victoria beckham will homes here, they'll stay at the british consul general's mansion, where they were welcomed friday night. next on the agenda, prince william plays in a charity polo match and they'll promote the british film industry for the british academy of film and television arts. so they've got the polo match tomorrow and on sunday they will visit an art center for disadvantaged youth here on l.a.'s skid row. >> thank you, gina. >>> marsha says when a burglar ransacked her bedroom, the thief made off with the container holding the ashes of her late mother. she said she was planning to spread the ashes along her mother's favorite hiking trail. >> to me, the value is not monetary, i just want
, scotland, norway, japan, russia each year, the facilities here in the park are second to none. there is no complex in the world that can touch it. >> i'm here with bob, and he has kindly agreed to tell me everything i need to know about casting. i'm going to suit up and next, we're in the water. >> what any gentleman should do. golden gate angling has free lessons the second saturday of every month. we have equipment show up on the 9:30 on the second saturday of every month and we'll teach them to fly cast. >> ok. we are in the water. >> let me acquaint you with the fly rod. >> nice to meet you. >> this is the lower grip and the upper grip. this is a reel and a fly line. we are going to use the flex of this rod to fling away. exactly as you moved your hands. >> that's it? >> that's it. >> i'm a natural. >> push both arms forward and snap the lower hand into your tummy. push forward. >> i did gave it a try and had great time but i might need some more practice. i met someone else with real fly casting skills. her name is donna and she is an international fly casting champion. >
empire. rebekah brooks arrested over the weekend. and has scotland yard resigning over the failures in the investigation. jeffrey kofman joins us this morning from london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's incredible. this scandal unfolding with lightning speed. rupert murdoch's number two arrested. it's fair to say, the air around murdoch himself is getting awfully thin. will where will all of this stop? rupert murdoch has often said he looked on rebekah brooks as his daughter. just a week ago, he indicated that saving her was as important to saving his global empire. but this crisis well beyond his control. brooks, former editor of his now-closed "news of the world," became so toxic, on sunday, she resigned. on sunday she was arrested and questioned about alleged criminal activity while she was at the helm. >> it's very unusual for somebody to be arresteteby appointment on sunday. there could be operational reasons for that. maybe they're going to arrest somebody else today. >> reporter: as the news tightens, the focus turns to his murdoch's son, james. he is ac
from another royal bride. >> queen elizabeth's oldest grand daughter was married in scotland. but this wed wags tad more low-key. we have the story from london. >> the sun was shining, the crowd was loud and william ask indicate were greeted like rock stars as they arrived for today's royal wedding. it was hard for them not to steal the spotlight. because this royal couple don't live like royalty. the bride is the queen's grand daughter. but except for the guess list there was little pomp and ceremony as she wed her long time boyfriend. >> but her grandmother happens to be the queen of state but other than that there is really no other connection. >> and they are both world-class athletes. he was a key member ever the rugby team that took the world cup for britain in 2003. she is expected to compete as a rider in the 2012 olympics. a career she probably could not have had if she'd taken a royal title with all the duties that go along with it. so while her cousin gets married in westminster, she's in a quaint stottish church. while $2 billion worldwide tuned into the other roy
, beatrice, was married in scotland. but unlike william ask kate's wedding, this was a tad more low-key. we have the story from london. >> the sun was shining, the crowd was loud and william and kate were greeted like rock stars as they arrived for today's royal wedding. it was hard for them not to steal the spotlight. because this royal couple don't live like royalty. the bride is the queen's grand daughter. but except for the guess list, there was little pomp and ceremony as she wed her long-time boyfriend. >> her grandmother happens to be the queen and head of state, but other than that there is really no other connection. >> and they are both world-class athletes. he was a key member of the rugby team that took the world cup for britain in 2003. she is expected to compete as a rider in the 2012 olympics. a career she probably could not have had if she'd taken a royal title with all the duties that go along with it. so while her cousin gets married in westminster, she's in a quaint scottish church. while 2 billion worldwide tuned into the other royal wedding. today's ceremony was for 400
wedding. stephanie gosk is in edinburgh, scotland, with more. >> reporter: that's right, ann. this is the first royal wedding in scotland in 20 years. it's the queen's oldest granddaughter marrying mike tindell, the captain of england's rugby team. the ceremony is here tomorrow afternoon at that church behind me. any other year at any other time this would be the wedding of the year. but just three months ago, william and kate set the bar for that honor pretty high. dara phillips, prince william's first cousin, is tying the knot same year with their grandmother on the wedding list. but that is just about where the similarities end. nearly 2,000 guests packed into westminster abbey in london. there will be 400 in edinburgh. cam flas the abbey broadcast the wedding to billions around the world. here the doors are closed. instead of a crowd of over a million, there will be a modest 2,000. the marrow streets of the scottish capital can't handle much more than that. but you get the sense from phillip and her rugby star mark: tindell that is exactly how they want it. the couple has
was a modest priest from scotland and the one he takes after more is the debonair womanizer. he could read a balance sheet at a glance and always wanted to own things. he went from australia then we know to england and the sunday times and all of the publications in england. he owned 37% of all newspapers in england. that gives him huge political power. in america, he started fox news and the wall street journal. he has had enormous success. what is going on now is very difficult for him. one of the things in his life right now is not being able to acquire b. sky. this is something he wanted to own. if he doesn't own it is because he didn't want it. right now facing the enormous crisis, as you know, he will be appearing in parliament with his son james on tuesday. this story is changing day by day. you mentioned rebekah brooks. the story changes all the time. he also had another failure in china. he wanted to takeover the media in china. the story goes he lost a fortune in china, but found a wife. he is married to somebody who is 42 years younger. he divorced his second wife ann who he was
flight 103 over scotland back in 1988 appeared at a rally tuesday in support of embattled libyan leader moammar gadhafi. convicted bomber was released from a scottish jail back in 2009. he is said to be dying of prostate cancer. >>> police in utah say three-time olympic freestyle skier jeret "speedy" peterson took his life monday in a remote canyon. he won a silver medal at last year's vancouver games with his patented hurricane whmaneuver. he was 29 years old. >>> the florida judge who presided over casey anthony trial ordered a three-month cooling off period before he will agree to make the names of anthony's jury public. he's working to ensure the juror's safety after some received death threats. >>> and now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on nbc "nightly news." brian? >> natalie, good morning. coming up tonight, first of all, we're in washington and tonight we're going to have the story of a great place for the great name closing down. walter reed treated so many of our soldiers, our presidents over the years. the story of this institution closing its d
? >> stephanie, thank you so much on a beautiful day there in scotland. >>> and finally, we love our animals on this show, so take a look at a puppy with acting skills. rosy with her pal, running around like a loose wheel after two catch-me-if-you-can fly-byes. rosy gets a friendly peck on the neck and falls like a rock. is she dead? nope. s she peaks to see what her pal is doing. rosy is known for her attention-seeking antics. let's send it out to amy. a lot of fun there. >> maybe the dog had bad breath and knocked her over. that's a possibility. richard, thank you very much. bill karins is here on the plaza and i've got to say, what a beautiful morning. >> gorgeous here. not everywhere, though. talk about gorgeous people. look at this. i think i found lester's number-one fan. lester holt, you're my dream boechlt she asked me not to talk to her, she said she gets emotional and speechless. yes, it does say it all. can't see lester -- maybe blushing right now. let's take a look at your forecast today. and the heatwave is brutal in texas, the 28th day in a row of 100-degree heat in dallas and
's lying and now members of parliament are asking skopt scotland yard to investigate. >>> nfl players and agents are working through the deal to end the four-month lockout. owners have approved the proposal but players haven't voted on it because they're not in full agreement. lawyers are trying to resolve those differences and hope the players will vote next week. >>> we're learning some gruesome details about that giants fan nearly beaten to death at dodger stadium. bryan stow remains in serious condition this morning from the attack back in march. court documents say two men arrested allegedly cut the victim's tongue, disfigured his face and beat him. 29-year-old louie sanchez is charged with assault and battery. >>> arnold and maria taking a break from their divorce battle after their youngest son was in a beach accident. he was injured last weekend while boogie boarding at a malibu beach and he's been hospitalized ever since. doctors say he should make a full recovery. we'll have more on this story later in the show. now, 21 minutes past the hour. that's the news. back to lester,
takes her summer getaway to scotland. >>> killer dinosaurs could terrify movie-goers in the next two or three years. filmmaker steven spielberg is working on a fourth jurassic park movie. he made the announcement yesterday at san diego's comic con and already has a story and screenwriter picked out. the first manufacture debuted in 1993. >>> it pays big to be america's idol. forbes magazine just released the list of the top earning american idols. carrie underwood earned $20 million in the last year. chris daughtery and adam lambert made the list with $6 million each, and they didn't even win "american idol." fantasia and others round out the top five. as for the "american idol" host, ryan secrest, he pulled in $61 million doing a number of jobs just last year. >> not bad! >>> all right. the stunning new developments in the bryan stow investigation. the suspect is now getting his name cleared. we'll take you live to los angeles. what police are saying about accusing the wrong man in that brutal beating. >> san francisco police are looking for new evidence in a shooting that seriously
as scotland yard alleges, murdoch's company may have broken u.s. law. >> news corp is an american corporation and they are bound by american laws regardless of where the offense takes place. >> reporter: u.s. politicians are also latching on to an unconfirmed report from an unnamed source that "news of the world" hacked phones belonging to 9/11 victims. >> anyone who did this really forget the legality, just in terms of the morality of this is just beyond the pale. >> reporter: the 9/11 allegation appeared on sunday in light of congressional concerns, we called news international, the subsidiary and they told us they have seen no evidence that those allegations are true. >> stephanie gosk in london this morning. thanks as always. martin bashir, it's good to have you here. sometimes when i have you, i like to ask the simplest question first because i like your take. you spend a lot of time as a journalist in the u.k. and here in the united states. >> i worked for the sunday times between 1984 and 1985. >> as you've watched this story unfold over the last month or so, what jumps out at you? >>
it used to obtain gordon brown's sons medical records. even so, scotland yard is investigating all of the accusations and is casting a wide net. pop singer george michael says he's being called in for questioning after a number of tweets he posted about rebecca brooks. he said in one of them that she told him that almost all of their information comes directly from police. in a later tweet he said that police received, quote, a nice little wad of cash for the service. ann? >> this story just keeps on growing. thank you so much. >>> 7:09. here's matt. >> ann, thanks very much. now to washington and the heat that president obama and congressional leaders are under to reach a deal on slashing the budget deficit. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with the latest on this. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. good to see you, too. president obama will meet with congressional leaders again today. the two sides still very much deadlocked. and the clock is ticking. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: with the deadline looming, president obama and congressional leaders m
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